The traditional welcome to new students arriving at the AA, for the launch of the 2008/09 academic year. On Friday 26th I’ll give my ‘AA to Z: A (New) User’s Guide to the Architectural Association’ introduction to the greatest school in the world.
A day in Basle at the Swiss Museum of Architecture, to have a look at Oliver Domiesen’s (AA Dipl 13 Unit Master) current exhibition on contemporary ornament in architecture
Along with three of my tutors from the AA — Valentin Bostjes van Beek, Peter Ferreto, and Ricardo de Ostes — I presented a short overview of the AA School to the staff at the renown Seoul architectural office, Space Group. My topic: the convergence of distributed design sensibilities and networked design and creative platforms […]
A day after my arrival in Korea for a brief visit to the AA & SA’s current Visiting School Programme, I gave a modified version of my prototyping lecture; on the contemporary and modern problem of designing the city. The AA is 15 kilometers from the border with North Korea this week, with 60 visiting […]
An interview with journalists from Space Magazine, the Seoul-based journal of architecture. Topics included the contemporary convergence of research-based activities that connect architectural schools and offices in new and unexpected ways today.
This short lecture at the Seoul Headquarters of the Space Group, one of Korea’s foremost architectural and space planning offices, surveyed three key topics in architectural culture today: the rise of ‘ambient’ forms of urbanism; the proliferation of networked design systems and their effects on related architectural concepts of form, design and process; and the […]
I’m sketching out the initial curatorial statement for our autumn show on the unbuilt architecture of London.
My introduction to our English translation of Kengo Kuma’s ‘Anti-Object’ book, due out in the Autumn.